Extension to offer Introduction to Industrial Hemp workshop
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[October 30, 2019]
The signing of
the Illinois hemp bill has provided opportunities for the
cultivation, distribution, and processing of hemp for fiber, grain,
Learn more about the options available in legal hemp production.
This versatile cash crop has the potential to empower small
farmers, but is not without its own set of challenges. To help
give some perspective and provide information on this new crop,
University of Illinois will be hosting an “Introduction to
Industrial Hemp” program on Monday, November 25, from 1-4pm.
This program will be held at University of Illinois Extension
office, 700 S. Airport Drive, Springfield, Illinois.
This workshop will discuss grain, fiber, and CBD production and
will also focus on the many applications for this new crop.
Demonstrations of various production systems and planting
methods will be shown while addressing issues faced throughout
the growing season. Join Extension Educator, Phillip Alberti as
he talks about his experiences with this potential new cash crop
for producers in Illinois.
Alberti will discuss Industrial Hemp and how farmers looking for
an alternative crop that takes up a small acreage might consider
growing Industrial Hemp as a short term cash crop. Topics
include: types of hemp, production systems, licensing, rules,
and regulations, end products; and an update on hemp in
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Additional topics covered include: licensing, rules
and regulations, end products, and an update on hemp across the
state of Illinois. This will also be a great opportunity to network
with persons of similar interests and get some of the most up to
date information available.
There is a five dollar per person fee in order to cover the cost of
supplies. Seating is limited therefore pre-registration is required.
Register on the U of I Extension website at
extension.illinois.edu/lms or by calling 217-782-4617.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in
programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to
participate, please call 217-782-4617.
[Jennifer Fishburn, Horticulture
Educator, University of Illinois]